Find your ancestors in Powys Baptisms

Discover your Welsh relatives by exploring over 400,000 baptism records. Baptism records are a valuable source for your family tree. You will discover your ancestor’s address, parents’ names and baptism date.

The Powys Baptisms include both a transcript of the original records and an image of those records. The information in each record can differ because the amount of details recorded in baptism records has changed throughout the centuries, also the legibility of some records may be very poor. Most transcripts will include a combination of the following information.

  • Name
  • Baptism date
  • Birth date
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Place
  • County and country
  • Page
  • Record set

You will often find additional information by viewing the image of the record. Some of the details you can discover are:

  • Abode (Residence)
  • Trade of profession – in most cases refers to the child’s father
  • Who performed the ceremony

Discover more about Powys Baptisms

The Powys Baptisms have 3,378 records which include the patronymic naming system. This system started in Wales in the 15th century through to the mid-18th century. It is the practice of using the father’s first name as the child’s surname. Usually, ‘ab’ or ‘ap’ is added between the child’s first name and the father’s first name. For example, William Ap David is William son of David. The patronymic naming system can affect your genealogical research. We would recommend searching by your relative’s first name and birth year without the family’s surname. Then narrow your search from those results.

Powys was created in 1974 by the Local Government Act of 1972. The new county includes the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire and parts of Brecknockshire, Denbighshire and Monmouthshire. The cathedral city of Newport is the largest in Powys. Other significant towns are Ystradgynlais, Brecon and Welshpool.